Business-Driven IT-Wide Agile (Scrum) and Kanban (Lean) Implementation: An Action Guide for Business and IT Leaders

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CRC Press, Aug 27, 2012 - Business & Economics - 196 pages
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Business-Driven IT-Wide Agile (Scrum) and Kanban (Lean) Implementation: An Action Guide for Business and IT Leaders explains how to increase IT delivery capabilities through the use of Agile and Kanban. Factoring in constant change, communication, a sense of urgency, clear and measurable goals, political realities, and infrastructure needs, it covers all the ingredients required for success.

Using real-world examples, this practical guide illustrates how to implement Agile and Kanban in software project management and development across the entire IT department. To make things easier for busy IT leaders and executives, the text includes two case studies along with numerous templates to facilitate understanding and kick-start implementation.

Explaining how IT and business management can work together to determine business goals that drive this IT-wide undertaking, the book arms you with actionable solutions that can be put to use immediately in any IT department, regardless of size.


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Andrew T. Pham, Author of Scrum in Action, Agile project management and software development in the real world, has trained hundreds of software professionals and coached multiple project teams throughout the world to Agile (Scrum) and Kanban (Lean).

An elected senior member with the prestigious IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), Andrew Pham has held top positions in project management, enterprise architecture and software development.

In addition to the above, Andrew Pham is also a PMP and PMI-ACP, the Project Management Institute’s newly created certification for Agile Practitioner.

David K. Pham, prolific software creator, is the author of the two Ruby on Rails case studies in the book Scrum in Action, Software Project Management and Development, and a Sun-Certified Java and Microsoft-Certified Developer.

A technology entrepreneur, he was formerly the CTO of KTD Media Corp. and currently president of a web-based company in Providence, Rhode Island. David K. Pham was the invited guest speaker at the DevChatt conference for software developers in Nashville, Tennessee in 2011. He can be contacted at

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